Photoshop – Behind the Splashscreen

A great 10 minute video of the Photoshop team discussing the challenges they had when creating the 64-bit version of Photoshop CS5. It gives a nice inside look at the obstacles they faced and how they teamed up to create what a lot of us use on a daily basis. Definitely worth the 10 minutes of your time!

Sonar – by Renaud Hallée

Feast your eyes on this beautiful Flash animation by Renaud Hallée. Hypnotizing yet soothing visuals this good are usually scripted or done by other fancy mumbo-jumbo – but not here! Renaud painstakingly hand-animated each object on the screen using nothing but the timeline. My words do not do it justice, so just go check it out.

Four Letter Words

Four Letter Words is an arrangement of fluorescent light fixtures as an alphabet controlled by algorithms. Consisting of four units, each one is capable of displaying all 26 letters of the alphabet.

The piece displays an algorithmically generated word sequence, derived from a word association database developed by the University of South Florida between 1976 and 1998. The algorithms take into account word meaning, rhyme, letter sequencing, and association.

In other words… WOW.